Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theatre on 1978-11-17
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
2nd set plus Shakedown opener; See info file for details; AUD>MC>??>DAT>CDR; Seeded to etree by T. Wiley
- 2004-04-05 15:35:53
- Chicago, IL
- Audience Recording
- Uptown Theatre
Subject: Night 2, Fa78 Chi
Subject: Assemblagers dLite
Earlier, in the afternoon, Bobby (as Bob Weir Band) played an impromptu acoustic set (with Jer, Phil & Mickey sitting in) at Loyola University Chicago, and now it seems to get all the attention as an historical fetish. But this show from later that night, the middle of a 3-day run, is nearly a hidden gem. Only an hour and a half trades.
First Set. There exists only a two-song fragment unless there's something in the vault. Too bad - this might be an ace set. Even with the poor source (Dang it! But hang on, it improves) the Shakedown is near perfect. "Maybe that's 'cause it's springtime." The Cassidy is just average '78, but one must salivate at the thought of the Tennessee;Passenger; Friend;Miracle that might smoke like 11/24. Or not.
Second Set. The whole set is good, put particularly the bookends. Starting with a partying Bertha, the following Good Lovin' is a flying smoker. Estimated through Terrapin is more typical of '78, but the Around and the Casey Jones are near perfect.
1st Set: B
2nd Set: B-
Overall = 3¼ stars
Shakedown Street - perfect; and no great source
Good Lovin' - smokin'
Ship of Fools - one of those Keith-propelled versions
Around & Around - hot version
Casey Jones - slick and leaves 'em happy at the exits
SOURCES: There is no single compiled source. The paud/wiley/11488 is the most complete, though the quality is poor and it runs slow, needing +1% pitch until Around, which needs +2% and Casey, which needs +3%. It does have the rest of Bertha and Estimated from the better source. That source is schley/andrewf/flac1644. It has the Cassidy and a partial Bertha (with a lesser qual Ship and Estimated), and runs a tad slow, needing +1% pitch. The sbd/samaritano/32879 is the Bob Weir Band at Loyola, but also adds better-qual Ship of Fools and Estimated from this concert. Ships runs extremely fast (off by more than one key) and needs -4% pitch. Estimated needs -3% pitch. The sbd/dodd/audiohead22/remaster-7687 is the entire BWB performance from the afternoon.
Subject: awesome show
recording isn't great for a Dead show, but it's more than listenable compared to recordings of their contemporaries from this time period.
Deadlists has complete timings for this show, so a full version must exist...anyone?
Subject: Would love to re-master this gem!
5 stars folks. The recording quality has nothing to do with the performance. Only wish the taper continued recording the first set. It seems obvious he/she was having deck issues.
If you are still managing the archive please get back to me if you read this. I want the original non-dithered files so I can re-master this. Email me please: email@example.com
Subject: Cloudy recording notwithstanding,
Subject: sound quality
I think the recording is OK and and grateful that it is here, cause I don't see anyone else putting anything else up here to improve it, so i am happy to get what I got. It's just not as sharp and clear as what we are used to being spoiled and all, but it is still better than a lot of other recordings I have heard from almost any other band---which many tapes really sound horrible (Rolling Stones, Led zeppelin)
Subject: A muffled beauty
Subject: 5 Star Terrapin
Subject: Rambler Room shadow....
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